Elements of Place 2017Elements of place (series) 2017
This series of paintings is based on my travel experience in Bhutan, a Buddhist country characterised by prayer wheels, prayer flags and monasteries. These 'elements' of Buddhism were incorporated into my paintings. They occur throughout the Bhutanese landscape particularly at significant geological features such as mountaintops, outcrops, gullies and gorges. The harsh impact of nature on the Bhutanese landscape causes enormous wear and tear on these ‘elements’, causing all to gradually disintegrate. These paintings endeavor to capture this feeling of impermanence.